Pain-Free, Cutting-Edge Dentistry
Did you know that lasers have been used in dentistry for over 20 years? A modern technology, dental lasers provide less discomfort to patients and enhance the results of treatments. What’s more, lasers also make treatments virtually pain-free for patients.
Dental lasers are used in both soft tissue and hard tissue treatments and allow us to be more precise, which reduces the amount of trauma on your teeth, gums, and mouth. Patients who are usually nervous or anxious about an upcoming treatment will feel more comfortable knowing that, through the use of dental lasers, we can make their experience more comfortable.
They are used in the following applications and more:
- Preparing a tooth for a filling or crown
- Sealing tooth roots to treat tooth sensitivity
- Removing old cavities
- Treating cold sores
- Treating gum disease
Lasers work by emitting a concentrated beam of light energy that cuts or vaporizes the tissue it comes in contact with or, in the case of teeth whitening, it is a heat source to enhance the whitening solution. In many cases, lasers replace other dental equipment such as drills and scalpels.
The lasers work in a way that precisely targets the specific areas we want to work on without harming surrounding tissues. This means that there is less bleeding and pain, and anesthesia might not even be necessary. Since lasers are sterile, there is less opportunity for infection, and your healing time will be faster.
Patients spend less time in the chair, as lasers work faster than other dental tools, and we can often perform the treatment in fewer visits.
By using the latest dental technology, we can help patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile in less time. If you would like more information on the dental technology we use, please call our Wayne dental office, and we will be happy to answer any questions.